Its super hard to keep everyone straight. I feel like the stakes are high, for what reason we aren't really sure. The magic system isn't explained, which would be fine if there wasn't the melded past and present feel making it hard to figure out what is going on. There are space ships, but everyone is using swords and there aren't any cell or computer devices (I think?). Not a lot of necromancy weirdly. Yet, I want to read the sequel?